Anyone that has run shibby's bit-torrent client on their main router has probably had problems with network slowdowns especially when doing other services such as VPN and data encryption, so I decided to buy a separate router dedicated to serving media and running bit-torrent so that my main router can only do data encryption and VPN to lighten the load.
I've run into a HUGE problem:
I'm going to call my main router (the one that does the actual routing) MAINROUTER and my 2nd router doing the bit-torrent BTBOX.
When I connect MAINROUTER to BTBOX using BTBOX's LAN1 port, I am able to see BTBOX when my pc is connected to MAINROUTER by typing 192.168.1.3 (which is the ip of BTBOX: it lets me admin BTBOX). The problem is that when doing it this way, the bittorent server won't download for some reason!
When I connect MAINROUTER to BTBOX using WAN port, bittorent server runs and downloads! YAY! BUT…. I can't see BTBOX anymore when my pc i connected to MAINROUTER by typing 192.168.1.3 (which is again the ip for BTBOX).
Note: The only difference in the scenarios about is that the wire from MAINROUTER is attached to WAN port or LAN1 port on the BTBOX.
How can i make it so I can have my torrents run while at the same time being able to see BTBOX when I'm connected to MAINROUTER (say through wifi or something) by typing the BTBOX address: 192.168.1.3?
I drew something in MSPAINT and hopefully it might explain a little better but I can't post it because it says I have low karma.